I was in Las Vegas last week for PMA 09 (Photo Marketing Association) trade show/convention. I had been planning for weeks what Restaurants I would go to, since Las Vegas has so many restaurants, from the cheapest, largest buffet to the best fine dining (guy savoy). My first 2 days were at a friends house 10 minutes away from the famous Las Vegas Blvd, where all the Hotels and Casinos are located.
I was craving for typical fast food American Burgers, but stuff that I couldn't find back home. Our first stop was Jack in the Box. I had really enjoyed my last visit there some 3 yrs ago and particularly remembered the cheese stuffed Jalapenos. So I ordered the Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger and an order of cheese stuffed Jalapenos. It was a half pound burger, with lots a cheese and bacon on it. Very juicy and tasty. The Jalapeno was just as how I remembered it, deep fried and crispy and the cheese spurting out after every bite.
My second Burger fix for the trip was IN N OUT. There are only 2 or 3 in the whole Vegas and we were lucky enough to have one close by. When we got there, I remembered the last time I was there, I had one double double and left there craving for more (the burgers are quite small compared to other places). So this time I decided to have 2...(the fries are purely for decoration and hardly ate them after having the 2 Burgers..)
What makes IN N OUT so special: 2 Beef Patties, Lettuce, Tomato, Spread, 2 slices of American cheese, with our without onions stacked high on a freshly baked Bun...this is what thy call 'animal style'(everything on it). The fries are also fresh cut and not frozen, so you can really taste the difference.
My last Burger was on my last day of the trip. We were killing time before taking the shuttle to the airport and decided to have lunch in Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at MGM. I had a Prime Burger with Vermont Cheddar and smoked onion marmalade. This one was not as fast-foodish as the others I had.
The Beef was medium cooked just how I like it. The cheese was complemented very well the smoked onion marmalade which gave it a good contrast. Fries were also fresh and not frozen, served with a cute little bottle of Ketchup.
That ends my Burger tasting in Las Vegas...in my next few posts I'll be featuring other Restaurants that I had the chance to dine in...like L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Daniel Boulud Brasserie, Mario Batalis Carnevino, Spago of Wolfgang Puck and others......